Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mini Album

I had posted my art (which was a card) at Word Art Wednesday this morning, but I just wasn't happy with it.  I kept looking at it wondering what I could do to spruce it up a bit.  So, I tore it apart and started over.  I decided to make it into a three-page Mini Album.  I placed the free word art/scripture for this week on the cover and framed it using a Cheery Lynn Designs square die-cut frame.  This is similar to the art I made last week, except for that fact that this week I made it into a little book.  I tied the book with seam binding, and it will hold four photos inside.  I also added scripture, flowers, lace and other embellishments to the inside pages.


I'm entering this Mini Album in the following challenges:

http://cheerylynndesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/cheery-lynn-designs-challenge-43.html - Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes.   I felt really badly that my entry last week had to be pulled.  So, I'm trying again.

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://www.foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/fortnightly-challenge-no-43-anything.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Fortnightly Challenge #43 - Anything Goes

http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/simple-salutations-challenge-9-08-29-12 - Speedy TV/Simple Salutations - Anything Goes


I have been SO BLESSED to meet some of the sweetest people through blogging.  God has sent several new friends my way, and some of them are just such sweet blessings that lift my heart when I need it most.  I am so grateful for each of you who stop my blog and leave your sweet words of encouragement and praise.  I do thank God for you, and I hope you know how special you all are to me.  When God brings people into our lives, we need to remember to lift them up in prayer when they are going through difficult times.  I consider it a privilege to be able to pray for my friends in the blogging world.  I may never meet some of you here on this earth, but I know that God has allowed us to meet so that we can pray for each other now, and enjoy eternity together.  I praise God for you.

My Cup Runneth Over,

Karen

21 comments:

  1. Karen your mini album is gorgeous! I really like how you framed out the verse. Beautiful!! Your post is encouraging and so sweet (as usual), it's definitely a blessing to pray and ask the Lord for direction and leading in how to pray and then share a special Scripture that is on one's heart. You never know who it will minister to. But the Lord does! :-) God bless.

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  2. This is just beautiful. You should post the embellishing you have done on the inside too. I would love to see it. I have to agree completely with Natalie above. He does know who it needs to bless. Thank you. Hugs, Robin

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  3. OMG Karen your mini album is beautiful as everything you always do and your niece is darling. Thanks so much my friend for your sweet comments on my card. You are the sweetest.
    Hugs, Bev

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  4. Such a gorgeous mini album! I love the colour scheme you've chosen and your doily flower is wonderful! God has blessed me sooooo much with bringing you into my life! I pray for you often and am so thankful for your constant encouragement and witness! Hugs!

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  5. Oh Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sorry you weren't pleased with your original project, but this is certainly stunning. I love that it's a mini-album! Do we get a peek inside? :o) Your decorating is so beautiful. The Cheery Lynn doily as the frame is lovely, especially with the stitching around the beloved verse. The flowers and ribbon are gorgeous and in such pretty colors. :o)

    Everything you said in this post is truly lovely. I am so thankful to know you, Karen. God uses you to minister and bless people in such an extraordinary way. It is indeed an honor to pray for others.. this crafty blogging world is filled with beautiful souls that are often in need. What a blessing to cross paths with them through a love of craft, only to have hearts instantly bonded. God bless you always, Karen. I am a prayer warrior right along with you!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  6. Thank you for your kind words Karen. Your mini album is beautiful, and that beautiful lace flower is a fabulous feature!! If the cover is anything to go by, I would love to see the inside :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. This is beautiful!!
    You are a great blessing with all your encouraging words!!!

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  8. Oh Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love mini albums - they are so much fun to make and use! I love all the wonderful details you included in this - so very, very pretty!

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  9. oh! magnifique, vintage et shabby très chic, biz

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  10. What a sweet and gorgeous mini album!! Praying that you have a wonderful, joy-filled day! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow!! So beautiful, my sweet friend!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  12. I don't know what it looked like before, but this is so beautiful!

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  13. Hi Karen,
    This is a lovely album and the word art is beautiful.
    You are right about meeting some of the sweetest people through blogging. In the short time I have been blogging I have met quite a few lovely, caring, thoughtful and unselfish people. Some of them have even helped to see me through some rough times of late and I will never, ever forget their kindness.
    I hope you are well and looking forward to a good weekend.
    Regards Linda x

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  14. This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it! You put so much time and effort into this mini masterpiece! Thanks for playing along on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your album with us at Forever Friends... it absolutely beautiful.
    Diane x

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  16. Bee-utiful embellishing on the mini album. Thanks for entering the MFP Simple Salutations Ch#9 Anything Goes/Your Choice.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

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  17. I love the vintage staging of your card. Blessings!

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  18. I am so glad you came back to play with us sweetie...this is so beautiful.I love the colors and wonderful layers...I also love seam binding.
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

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  19. Hele mooie kaart heb je gemaakt. Gr,Elly

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